ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Uninspired pour results in a sparkling gold beer that is headless. Salty crackers and kelp dominate the nose with a hint of blackwood honey, apricot and lavender. Undeniably buttery in the mouth and slick in mouthfeel. Very light bodied and a little harsh in carbonation. Salty crackers and husky grain; metallic in the rear with a weedy hop finish. Not the worst, but not too good either. (33cL, BB 25/08/13, The Beer Store Morley)
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden coloured body with an almost clear glow and a very thin white head that leaves a decent lace. Aroma of pure skunk at first, then shows a bit of malt, some metal and a touch of lemons. Light-bodied; Strong malty flavour at first then some nice lemons, clean malt and some very light sugars show some decency. Aftertaste has lemons, malt, sugar and some off metallic tastes. Overall, not so great, evident from the first smell onward. Decent to try, but hopefully it can only get better in Italy. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased at a small grocery store in Milan, Italy sampled later in the day on 11-November-2009 for €0,95 sampled in Milan, Italy.
Bamsen78 (2991) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Bella Italia, Sønderborg. Pours clear pale golden with abundant andstable white head. Clear aroma of hops and grain. Bitter flavour of hop replaced by sweetish malty notes. Metallic finish, without which the beer would be quite decent. OK.
Cantabrian (782) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 No detectable aroma, no mentionable colour, but quite a surprisingly, refreshing dry, crisp and sweet taste. It MUST be taken cold.
Piero1987 (650) - Iglesias, ITALY - OCT 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, malty with fruit aroma. Smooth, medium bodied and astringent finish
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 66 cl. Clear golden, rich but rather quickly disappearing head. Sweet malty aroma, straw, faint grass. Papery flavor, cereals, sugary malts, straw, harsh hops. Technically perfect, extremely boring lager.
Jerre (2413) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in Monteaperti (Italy) @ hotelbar.
Clear golden color, with good white gead.
Aroma malts, sweet.
Light to medium body.
Taste malts, bit sweet, hop notes and a little dry finish.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, bought @ Italia, Aarhus. Clear pale golden with a small, white film head. Aroma is sweet, malty, maize, metal. Medium carbonation, dryish mouthfeel. Flavour has mild malts, quite citric and sharpish dry bitter. Rather uninteresting.
Marduk (2587) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small white head, surprisingly stays. Malty, unclean, watery aroma. Watery, malty, dry, mild bitter taste.
JaKeAFC (498) - ITALY - JUL 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
66 cl bottle, 1.45€, 4.8%. Pale gold to yellow color, soft white head. Nose is softly hoppy and lagerish, appreciated.
Aroma is moderately malty with corn and soft grassy hoppiness. Some paper\cardboard on the bad side.
Taste is crisp, leaning to a discreet bitter end. Body is light, fizzy, a bit dusty, an abrupt dry finish follows.
Overall in this one the corn is spot-on, similar to Forst in many aspects, more direct and sharp probably. Fresh fizzy all-round italian beer without any particular feature. A good one considering its market range.